Updated: June 14, 2017
Please be advised that Marist School Marikina will have a special break on July 3 – 18, 2017.
Delegates from varied Marist schools in the Philippines will embark on a pilgrimage to Rome and France in participation of the Marist Brothers’ bicentenial (1817 – 2017) celebration.
It was 200 years ago—on January 2, 1817—when St. Marcellin Champagnat founded the Marist Institute and shared his charism of evangelizing the young, especially the least favored, by making Jesus known and loved.
The Marist Brothers and their lay mission partners worldwide have been preparing for this historic event for the past three years, leading the way towards A New Beginning.
First is the Montagne Year (2014-2015). As Marists, we are all invited to become Jesus for the ‘Montagnes’ of today, to accompany them in their journey with tenderness and gentleness.
Second is the Fourvière Year (2015-2016). Being members of the Marist Community, we are all partners in mission, that is, gathered together around the figure of Jesus; on the one hand, without looking back, but at the same time, without separating ourselves from Jesus and simply going our own way.
And third is the La Valla Year (2016-2017). We respond to an invitation to cultivate the mystical dimension of our lives, that personal encounter with Jesus, the Bread of Life, so that we can also give life in fullness to the people around us.
Let us all – each according to his or her possibilities – do our part to awaken the dawn, the dawn of a renewed Marist Institute. This NEW BEGINNING will only be possible if all of us give ourselves fully to making it happen.